Profile 

Heather Eggins’ career has included being Head of Academic Affairs at the Council for National Academic Awards, Director of the Society for Research into Higher Education, and Consultant to UNESCO and OECD.  She was a Fulbright New Century Scholar in 2006.  She is particularly interested in higher education policy and strategy, access issues, quality, the role of women in academia, and the impact of government policy on higher education institutions. She is well established as an Editor on a range of volumes concerned with these issues, and as an author of academic papers on these topics. 

Current occupation/positions held:

Fellow Commoner Lucy Cavendish College

Fellow Commoner of the College, Visiting Professor Institute for Education Policy Research, Staffordshire University,

Visiting Professor,  University of Sussex, Member of the Court, University of Northampton.

Membership of Professional Bodies/ Associations:

Consortium of Higher Education Researchers

Society for Research into Higher Education

Association for the Study of Higher Education

Recent Publications:

Rosemary Deem and Heather Eggins, Editors, (2017) The University as a Critical Institution?, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.

Heather Eggins, Editor, (2017) The Changing Role of Women in Higher Education, Springer, Rotterdam.

Heather Eggins, 2017, ‘What of the Future? Charting the Way Forward’ in The Changing Role of Women in Higher Education , Springer, Rotterdam.

Heather Eggins Editor (2014) Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.

Heather Eggins, 2014, ‘Questions of Access’ in Drivers and Barriers to Achieving Quality in Higher Education, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam.

Heather Eggins, 2014 ‘Global Diversity: Emerging Trends’ in A. Maldonado-Maldonado and Roberta Malee Bassett, Editors, The Forefront of International Higher Education, Springer, Rotterdam, 2014.

Heather Eggins, 2014, ‘Institutional Transformation in the UK: Diversity and Equity in a Constantly Shifting Environment’ in Daryl. G. Smith, Editor, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Emerging Perspectives on Institutional Transformation, Routledge, Abingdon.